How much it costs to climb Mount Elbrus


The Jason Black expedition currently costs €2,995. Our 14-day expedition includes…

  • Internal flights in Russia
  • Experienced Irish expedition leader
  • Experienced Irish expedition doctor
  • Training Weekend
  • Local guides, permits and park fees
  • All accommodation based on twin sharing in hotels in Moscow and Pyatigorsk and camping elsewhere
  • All meals and drinking water except in Moscow and Pyatigorsk where accommodation is based on B&B
  • A celebratory dinner
  • All transport throughout the expedition
  • All group gear consisting of first aid kits, mountaineering equipment, cooking equipment etc

What’s not included?

International flight to Russia. There are a few things that aren’t included in that fee. That doesn’t include your own personal travel insurance, vaccinations, and tourist visas. It also doesn’t include your own gear, like hiking boots etc. You’ll also need to bring a bit of spending money, too…

How much cash do I need to bring?

We recommend you bring €300 in cash, in mixed notes. This will cover any personal expenses (like treats and alcohol at the end) as well as tips. We pride ourselves on the ethical relationship we have with our team of porters and guides. As such, the recommended local tip is €70, which is included in that amount of €300 we suggest bringing.